When both bands hinted at a “big announcement” this past Friday, it seemed like a safe bet that System Of A Down and the Deftones would be touring together in some fashion this Summer. As it turns out, it’s true: System Of A Down and the Deftones will be touring together this Summer!
As expected, the dates will coincide with both bands’ performances at the Heavy T.O. and Heavy MTL festivals in Canada. However, those on the West Coast will not get to see this tour, since so far only East Coast dates have been announced. Seeing that the recently reunited SOAD completely skipped the East Coast the last time they played North America, we’d say it’s fair (granted, we’re a little biased being on the East Coast ourselves).
It’s unclear whether or not more dates will be added or not. For now, check out the rundown of dates confirmed so far (along with pre-sale and public sale dates) after the jump.
August 2, 2012: Susquehanna Bank Center – Philadelphia, PA*
August 4, 2012: PNC Center – Holmdel Township, NJ**
August 5, 2012: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY**
August 7, 2012: Verizon Center – Washington, DC*
August 9, 2012: Comcast Center – Boston, MA*
August 11, 2012: Heavy MTL Festival – Montreal, QC***
August 12, 2012: Heavy TO Festival – Toronto, ON***
August 14, 2012: DTE Energy Amphitheater – Detroit, MI*
August 15, 2012: Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL**
*Tickets go on sale at 10 AM May 4th.
**Tickets go on sale at 10 AM May 5th.
***Tickets now on sale.